The BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2011 conference seeks to bring artists together with scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, sociologists, engineers, management and policy experts with the intent of engendering a deeper awareness and creating lasting intellectual working partnerships focusing on solving our global environmental crisis.
Using art as a catalyst, BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2011 will explore intersections between NATURE, ART, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both transdisciplinary possibilities and ecological threats for humankind.
BALANCE-UNBALANCE calls for two days of reflection, debate, and the promotion of projects and actions regarding the environment and our human responsibility at this defining moment in our history.
BALANCE-UNBALANCE will be held at Concordia University, Montreal – Canada, during November 4th and 5th of 2011.
The conference is free to the public. Seats are limited and we request you to register online in advance. Registration is required to attend the Paper Sessions, Panels and Transdiciplinary Activities. The two evening events at Concordia’s D.B. Clarke Theatre do not require registration and all people interested are welcome.
BALANCE-UNBALANCE will meet you the first day of the conference (Friday, Nov. 4th) in the Atrium of Concordia’s MB building: 1450 Guy street, corner of de Masonneuve Blvd. West, from 8:00am and on. See the program for details
Conference web site: http://balance-unbalance2011.hexagram.ca/
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, Dept. of Music – Concordia Univ.
Chair, Balance-Unbalance conference
Organising Committee (all faculty members of Concordia University):
Dr. Sebastien Caquard, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella, Dept. of Design and Computation Arts
Dr. Georges Dimitrov, Dept. of Music
Dr. Andra McCartney, Dept. of Communication Studies
Paul Scriver, Dept. of Music and Dept. of Design and Computation Arts
Dr. Paul Shrivastava, David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise – JMSB
Dr. Peter Stoett, Dept. of Political Sciences
Eldad Tsabary, Dept. of Music
BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference sponsors includes: the Hexagram-Concordia Institute for Research/Creation In Media Arts and Technologies, Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts, the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE – JMSB), Concordia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC), Concordia President’s Office, and Concordia’s Department of Music.